Josh Groban will launch a Fall 2015 North American tour in support of his upcoming album “Stages.” The tour kicks off on Sept.
12 in Atlanta and continues through early November in specially selected theaters.
Groban’s new album, Stages, is due from Reprise Records on April 28.
Fans who are used to seeing Groban perform in arenas, as he did on his 2013 “In The Round” and “All that Echoes” tours, will see intimate performance.
Groban will make several television appearances during release week for He will appear on Good Morning America on April 28, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Live! with Kelly and Michael on April 29, and Dancing With The Stars on May 5.
He will also sing the National Anthem at the 2015 Kentucky Derby on May 2.
Stages is a collection of “some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time,” according to the press release.
Groban call the album “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time,” and which he was drawn to because of their combination of “incredible melody with an incredible story.” “Stage” was recorded with producers Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms in both Los Angeles and London’s Abbey Road (with a 75-piece orchestra).
The new album features songs from Les Miserables (“Bring Him Home”); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”); Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George (“Finishing the Hat”), Sweeney Todd (“Not While I’m Around”) and Into the Woods (“Children Will Listen”); The Fantasticks (“Try to Remember”); A Chorus Line (“What I Did For Love”); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera (“All I Ask of You”), The Wizard of Oz (“Over the Rainbow”), and others.
Another highlight is “Pure Imagination,” originally sung by Gene Wilder in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Tickets for the Josh Groban fall tour go on sale April 24 at www.livenation.com.
With every ticket purchased online, fans will receive a choice of either a standard physical or a standard digital copy of Stages.